How did today's Washington get so politically divided?

June 07, 2016

Los Angeles, CA (June 07, 2016) Just two years after reelecting President Obama, how did Americans sweep Democratic power from the Senate and give Republicans even greater control of the House? Focused on election results and key data by county and district for the House, Senate, and governors' elections from the 2013-2014 election year, America Votes 31 is published today by CQ Press (an imprint of SAGE Publishing).

The text is the latest edition of America Votes, a biennial compilation of nationwide election data dedicated to supporting political science collections at university, school, public, and professional libraries for the past 20 years. Additional features of America Votes 31 include:
-end-
The America Votes series is written by Rhodes Cook, a veteran Washington political analyst and writer who covers presidential and congressional elections as well as voting trends in general. For more than two decades, he was a political reporter on the weekly CQ Magazine and currently hosts the political website rhodescook.com, publishes a bimonthly political newsletter, and has been the author of a series on U.S. primary elections.

For more information, click here. A FREE online trial of SAGE Knowledge, including America Votes 31, is available by emailing librarysales@sagepub.com.

America Votes 31
November 2015
424 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4833-8303-3
Print Price: $250.00
eISBN: 978-1-4833-8301-9

Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 950 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies, and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company's continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melbourne. http://www.sagepublishing.com

CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE, is a leading publisher of books, reference content, periodicals, and digital products on American government, public policy, and international affairs. Known for its objectivity and breadth and depth of coverage, CQ Press consistently ranks among the top academic and professional publishers for its high-quality content and scholarship. CQ Press was founded with the mission of promoting democracy through education and joined the SAGE family in 2008. http://www.cqpress.com

Contact: (US) Camille Gamboa camille.gamboa@sagepub.com / Tel: 805-410-7441
(UK) Katie Baker katie.baker@sagepub.co.uk / Tel: +44 (0)20 7324 8719

SAGE

Related Elections Articles from Brightsurf:

How Twitter takes votes away from Trump but not from Republicans
In the 2016 US presidential election, Twitter made independent voters less likely to vote for Donald Trump, finds new study from Bocconi University and Princeton

Forecasting elections with a model of infectious diseases
Election forecasting is an innately challenging endeavor, with results that can be difficult to interpret and may leave many questions unanswered after close races unfold.

Coordinated efforts on Twitter to interfere in US elections are foreign-based
An analysis of more than 2.2 million tweets has found a coordinated effort to influence the upcoming U.S. presidential election by sowing distrust, exacerbating political divisions and undermining confidence in American democracy.

New research determines if political "air war" or "ground game" is most effective
CATONSVILLE, MD, October 7, 2020 - New research has shed light on how various political campaign activities influence voters.

Friend-to-friend texting may be the most effective voter mobilization tactic during 2020 election
DSI postdoctoral fellow Aaron Schein studies text messaging and voter engagement during pandemic-related social distancing.

Higher narcissism may be linked with more political participation
A politically engaged electorate is key to any thriving democracy, but not everyone participates in elections and other political activities.

A change at the top before elections boosts MP turnover across Europe, research shows
Appointing a new leader just before an election leads to a higher turnover of MPs after the poll, a study of political parties across Europe during the past 80 years shows.

Paper ballots, risk-limiting audits can help defend elections and democracy, study finds
With just over two months before the 2020 election, three professors at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business offer a comprehensive review of how other nations are seeking to protect their democratic institutions and presents how a multifaceted, targeted approach is needed to achieve that goal in the U.S., where intelligence officials have warned that Russia and other rivals are again attempting to undermine our democracy.

Survey finds election concerns vary by race, education levels, party affiliation
The coronavirus pandemic is creating concerns about the safety of the 2020 elections, with some people also questioning the integrity of the safety precautions being taken.

Mandatory vote-by-mail modestly increases voter turnout without giving either party an edge in elections, study suggests
Mandatory vote-by-mail modestly increases voter turnout without advantaging one party over the other, according to a causal inference analysis of 30 years of nationwide US county-level data and more than 40 million individual-level voter records from the states of Washington and Utah.

Read More: Elections News and Elections Current Events
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.